Keith A. Dessecker

October 4, 1942 - January 4, 2021
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Keith A. Dessecker, 78, of Dover, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Dover, he was the son of Glenn W. and Helen N. (Fisher) Dessecker and a 1962 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. Following his graduation, Keith enli…

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Keith A. Dessecker, 78, of Dover, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Dover, he was the son of Glenn W. and Helen N. (Fisher) Dessecker and a 1962 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. Following his graduation, Keith enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country for three years before being honorably discharged. Following his discharge from the service, Keith earned an appointment to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy and following his graduation from the academy, proudly served as a State Trooper for 25 years before his retirement in 1994. Keith enjoyed fishing the local conservancy lakes, especially Leesville and also golfing with his brother Dave.

On February 27, 1994, Keith married Darlene (Maurer) Dessecker and together shared over 25 years of marriage before his passing. Also surviving are his children, Tamara Lynn (Danny) Brenneman of West Lafayette, Lori Ann (Michael) Chamberlain of Dover and Brian Keith (Lynn) Dessecker of Dover; his three stepchildren, Christine Brown of New Philadelphia, Timothy Schaar of New Philadelphia and Shawn Boughner of Dover; six grandchildren, Danika, Jarrett and Zander Brenneman; Haley Chamberlain and her fiancé, Greg Castetter, Kaden Chamberlain and Dr. Brandon (Brittany) Dessecker; four step-grandchildren, Taylor, Derek, Cameron and Parker; two step- great grandchildren, Remedi and Elija; a brother, Dave (Linda) Dessecker of Dover and a sister, Yvonne “Lynn” (Larry) Stephan of Dover.

In addition to his parents, an infant son, Timothy Dessecker and a brother, Glenn L. “Larry” Dessecker also precede him in death.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 8, 2021 from 9:30 to 11 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia where an FOP service will begin at 10:50 AM. A service celebrating his life will begin at 11 AM with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Burial will be in Dover Burial Park at Dover where the New Philadelphia VFW will conduct military honors.

Due to COVID 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask to enter the funeral home. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors who do not intend to stay for the service, to not linger in the funeral home and to promptly exit the building after greeting the family.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 8, 2021

Time: 9:30 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Due to COVID 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are required to wear a mask to enter the funeral home. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors who do not intend to stay for the service, to not linger in the funeral home and to promptly exit the building after greeting the family.


Service Information

Date: Friday, January 8, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 8, 2021

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Born: October 4, 1942
Died: January 4, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Bryan Dusini posted on 1/9/21

Tami, Lori and Brian, I was so sorry to hear about your father. May his memories give you strength for the days to come.

 

Lyle Tope posted on 1/7/21

Dear Dessecker Family, Thoughts & prayers for you all. Keith was & still is a great guy who I was fortunate to know in the 70s in law enforcement. Then saw him years later yes on Leesville Lake.God Bless, Lyle Tope

 

Paula & Dave Allensworth posted on 1/7/21

It was an honor to work with Keith. He was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God's merciful grace aid all who are suffering.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 1/7/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Keith A. Dessecker, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Keith A. Dessecker, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Buzz and Barbara Bonisolli posted on 1/7/21

We are so very sorry to see Keith’s passing. We’ve known Keith for many years as our daughters were friends in high school. Our deepest sympathies to you Darlene and his children and grandchildren. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Buzz and Barbara Bonisolli

 

Tj moore posted on 1/6/21

Brian, Lynn and Brandon..... We met your dad one time at Brandon’s graduation. What a great person. We are sorry for your loss. We love you Tj, Liz and Zeke

 

Vivian Luthi Tim Weber posted on 1/6/21

Darlene and family so sorry for your loss he was such a nice wonderful man..always here anytime for u all

 

Wynne Smith posted on 1/6/21

Dear Lori and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. Bob, Wynne and family

 

Penny Triplett posted on 1/6/21

Deepest sympathy to the family in this time of loss.

 

Lucy Ricklic posted on 1/5/21

Dear Darlene and family, we are never ready to let our loved ones move on without us, but we know they are in a better place waiting for us. The love you shared will stay with you and in time your precious memories will bring peace and comfort. Please know you are loved and very much lifted up in prayers.

 

Dave and Melanie Archer posted on 1/5/21

Sincerest sympathy to Keith's family...Dave has many good memories of he and Keith working in law enforcement. He has been a friend for many years. Keith was one of the "good guys" ....always friendly and a great trooper. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers for comfort...This was a shock for us.....

 

Skip Zahler posted on 1/5/21

Kieth, was always there for me to give good advice if I had any questions or concerns, never saw him get very excited and learned allot from him. My deepest sympathy to all his family and all the friends he made thru the years, will be missed by many, RIP Kieth...

 

Karen Slough posted on 1/5/21

Sending condolences and deepest sympathy to Darlene and to all of Keith's family. He was a good man and a wonderful neighbor. May he rest in peace.

 

Patty Maag posted on 1/5/21

Always helping in that layed-back way of his when we worked together. He loved being a trooper, but never let it go to his head. Always right there with some tid bit of wisdom when it was needed. Will miss you Keith.

 

Lori L Urfer posted on 1/5/21

I am so sorry for your loss and am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and much love coming your way now and always. Lori Iberg Urfer

 

Rhonda Karl posted on 1/5/21

Thinking and praying for you at this sad time. Try to remember all the good memories and know that he is no longer in pain. Take care of yourself. Love you!

 

Fraternal Order of Police - Tuscora Lodge #4 posted on 1/5/21

On behalf of the members of Tuscora Lodge #4, Fraternal Order of Police we send our deepest sympathy to the Dessecker family, with the passing of Brother Keith. His public service career consisted of twenty-five (25) years to the State of Ohio and the citizens of Ohio as an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper. He was a credit to his profession and always willing to help someone in need, whether it was a citizen or a fellow officer needing an answer. Your tour of duty on this earth is over Brother Keith, well done my Brother, well done. Robert. W. Everett President - Tuscora Lodge #4

 

Cindy DeCrane Alesiano posted on 1/5/21

I worked with Keith at the OSP - we always had a great time. Being a Cadet - I would ask a million questions and wanted to know the good and bad of the profession! He always gave me the straight answers! He was a Great Guy!

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 1/5/21

Dear Darlene and Family, So very sorry to learn of Keith's passing, loved getting to see and talk w/you both but has been a few years....Thinking of you in prayers and good thoughts..... Carolyn Vaughn

 

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